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November 30th, 2012

WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN: Local residents give back to dedicated organization

November 30, 2012


Editor’s note: The following is the second of a two-part series on the mission-minded efforts of Rob and Beth Arms.

COLUMBIA CITY — When representatives from Destiny Rescue gave a missions presentation to members of New Hope Wesleyan Church, they did not know that Rob and Beth Arms, of Columbia City, were looking for an opportunity to give back.

'CREATIVE' CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS: City to select winners of holiday contest

November 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Everything from the Grinch on a rooftop to a 12-foot Santa Claus decorate local houses in Columbia City each year.

Some decorations are store-bought, while others are homemade, but in the upcoming week, each house in the city limits will be judged in the 21st Annual Christmas Lighting Award Contest.

Judging the contest will be Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold and Councilman Ben Romine — who will stroll down the streets of Columbia City looking for houses that beat the competition.

DRAW!

November 30, 2012

November 29th

BURNWORTH: Park board plans to cease operation of pool, look into new facility

November 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — November 30, 2014, is the final date for Burnworth Pool, the community swimming pool in Columbia City.

After weighing all options and viewing several surveys, the city plans to cease operations and maintenance of Burnworth Pool — shutting down the 52-year-old facility.

“We’ll start looking into a new facility,” said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. “If everything comes together like we hope, there won’t be a gap without a pool. That’s the goal.”

GIVING BACK: Motorsports retailer brings recreational vehicles to at-risk kids

November 29, 2012


Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the mission-minded efforts of Rob and Beth Arms.

COLUMBIA CITY — Rob and Beth Arms, of Columbia City, might be best known for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and motorcycles.

As the owners of R&D Motorsports, a four-wheeler or golf cart is as common as office furniture to the recreational vehicle retailer. But to certain children in Grundy, Va., four-wheelers and ATVs are a foreign luxury.

That is why Rob’s visit to the Mountain Mission School was such a “treat” for these children.

TRAIL PROJECT: Park board asks citizens to keep away from trail, bridge until next spring

November 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — While the Blue River Trail project is still progressing, the city asks local residents to keep away from the bridge and trail until next spring.

“The project looks very nice, and I’ve received several calls from people who are interested in it,” said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. “But we’ve also had a lot of people walking on the trail.”

During the Columbia City Park Board meeting Monday, the board discussed its thoughts about people using the trail before it is completed.

2013 SALARY: City looking to pass ordinance with no raises

November 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council is moving to pass an ordinance fixing annual salaries of all city elected officials for next year. The ordinance will not allow for any raises.

“We have already passed the salaries for employees, but we have not yet passed the salaries for elected officials,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel at Tuesday’s council meeting. “We need to get moving on this in order to make sure it gets passed for first reading and second reading before the end of the year.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

November 29, 2012

Friday

•Toy collection — 6:15 p.m.
The Marines will be present at the Columbia City boys basketball game at 6:15 p.m. on Friday. The Marines will collect new, unwrapped toys for needy children in the community.

Saturday

• Cookie, candy sale — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 28th

$500 MILLION: Locals dream of winnings

November 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The $500 million dollar jackpot is Powerball’s largest prize in its history.

No doubt, winning such a substantial amount of money would be life-changing. What would a person do with that amount of money?

The Post & Mail asked Facebook followers that question. Of course the plan would include suddenly becoming debt free, but Krista Eber said she would invest in the community.

“I would have Burnsworth Pool upgraded and enclosed for the school system to use. I’d by new band uniforms,” said Eber. “I would donate to getting a community theater started.”

COMMUNITY TRADITION: Courthouse to play stage

November 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY – As the holiday approaches, the Whitley County Courthouse continues to transform into a Christmas wonderland.

The Community Christmas Celebration is a tradition spanning 28 years and will promote the holiday theme both outside and inside the Courthouse.

On Dec. 7-8 from 6 to 8 p.m., seven stations will take visitors on the Christmas story journey. Area churches volunteer to make up live nativity scenes. Narrators complete the picture as they tell the traditional Christmas story.

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